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Sin last won the day on September 29 2017

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    Tucson, AZ
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    96 Silverado and ATV

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  • Bob

  1. I'm heading out on Saturday, taking the quad out with a friend to explore off of SR83 (Sonoita exit from I-10), anyone want to tag along? Should be nice weather down there! Message me before 10pm on Friday, if you want to meet up!
  2. Explore Foum DECALS?

    I just noticed, my spelling is shit
  3. Does this site have any decals for sale? I run local businesses that I frequent or sites and apps that I use, figured it'd be free advertisement for the forum as well..
  4. Okay, I made a YT Channel! Only one video up so far, just trying to figure all this out haha! I subscribed to everyone's channel who has posted so far, here's mine: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBdzPr6kmxYZyoP1GHYFqFQ
  5. I'll jump in here... I use Liquid Image goggles when riding my atv, it can take video and pics. They are a bit temperamental, but I haven't found anything as good. Easy to operate, two main buttons. Video of review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKgEa8_yllU&t=468s Also I use a "No-Pro" lol, a cheap knock off of a GoPro. I paid around 40bux off Amazon, it's made by Apeman and I couldn't be happier with it!
  6. Ancient as is forgotten place, abandoned mines, ghost towns, historic sites and some beautiful nature, oh and critters lol. I suppose I could make a collage of my pics, what program do you suggest? I have some videos, but it's mostly just recording the ride type stuff..
  7. I have no YT channel, but I do have a FB Page, it's called "Ancient Exploring in Arizona." It's just a place to where I keep all my southern AZ exploring excursions.. https://www.facebook.com/otgvehicles/ <-- don't know what he's saying but LOL
  8. If anybody finds a Chevy truck, 88-98 let me know, I need some parts! lol I like finding old cars, sometimes more than finding mines :)
  9. I haven't went out in TWO WEEKS, this is horrible!!! The first week I had to work and just this past weekend, I had my hot water heater replaced. And now I noticed that the rear diff cover is leaking again on the truck!
  10. Southern AZ Outting?

    When I go out, if something looks sketchy, I don't even try it since I am always alone out there. And I have to drive the same truck to work on Monday! lol Maybe we could plan a trip in advance, mid state somewhere? It'd give me time to modify more haha
  11. Is anyone doing any exploring near Tucson this weekend? I am considering on whether to go to, Middlemarch Rd near Tombstone, Sunnyside near Parker Lake or ??? I usually go out on Sunday, but if anyone is interested in meeting up, I'm down for it! (getting out of Tucson for a day, is my weekend soul healer) lol
  12. Thanks Cindi Well that sucks, I don't know anyone to ask - oh well, not like it's a ghostown anyways
  13. I was thinking of heading out there this weekend, definitely on my list of places to go though!
  14. I was told, that there is a western movie set type place near Mescal, AZ? Something similar to Old Tucson, minus the tourist trap. Does anyone have any info on this? Thanks
  15. Tucson AZ

    Bob - its the 5.7L. And who am I kidding with my list of mods, I'll never be done! lol
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    • South Pass City, approximately 90 miles north of Rock Springs, is a historic site administered by the state of Wyoming.  It consists of over 30 log, frame, and stone buildings, along with the Carissa Mine and Stamp Mill.

      South Pass City Historic Site
    • Recently, I’ve been going through my old VHS video tapes and digitizing them to DVDs.  These tapes contain my travels and explorations between 1995 and 2009.  I thought I’d start releasing some video shorts of my early travels on this forum.

      The back story for this particular video is as follows.  On March 30, 1996, I made a short hike of about a mile and a third up the lower third of Surprise Canyon, on the western slopes of the Panamint Range, Inyo County, California.  This canyon is just outside of Death Valley National Park.  This canyon has running water running year round through the stretch shown, fed by substantial Limekiln Springs, and the canyon is a water wonderland.  For those not familiar with the area, refer to the two maps.  The first one shows the canyon in relation to the region, the other a close up of the canyon and the ghost town of Panamint City.  The blue line in the close up image shows the route that was taken.

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    • My next series of videos will be based on a trip in 2000 that I took with Lew Shorb.  Lew is a board member here, as well as owner of the popular website http://www.ghosttownexplorers.org/ghost.htm

      In breaking with my past habit of culling out historical sites and ghost towns and creating short videos dealing with these, I decided to keep the exploring part of Explore Forums in and create videos of each day of my travel and exploration, including our camps.  Scenery, travel, camping ghost towns and wide open spaces.

      Part one of this series, as well as subsequent videos, will all appear here within this same thread. Part I will start in my garage, where I was finishing up with the packing my truck.  The following day, after work, I begin my travels to meet Lew Shorb at Rhyolite, Nevada ghost town.

      Our three day, two night travels prowled about the "Nevada Triangle" section of northeastern Death Valley National Park; and will include such sites as:

      1. The Las Vegas & Tonopah Railroad
      2. Gold Bar
      3. Phinney Mine
      4. Strozzi Ranch
      5. Currie Well (LV&T RR)
      6. Mud Springs Summit (LV&T RR)
      7. Happy Hooligan Mine

      This video, that of March 30th and 31st, will start off this series; and is brief, only being 3:28 long.  Nevada-Triangle_Shorb-2000_Part-1.wmv

      So, below is my narrative of part one of this series to give full context of what is seen in the video.  It will probably take longer to read than the video is long.


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    • Exploration Field Trips:
      May 1-3, 2000
      Trip with Alan Patera and Alan Hensher into Death Valley

      What do you do with three authors, two 4x4’s, two two-way radios, three cameras, and camping supplies? Send them to Death Valley, of course. For three days in the first week of May, 2000, fellow authors and historical researchers Alan Patera, Alan Hensher and myself explored Death Valley north and south.

      Alan Patera writes and publishes the WESTERN PLACES series of monograph books.  Alan Hensher has been published in several periodicals as well as authoring several books, centering primarily on the history of Mojave Desert sites.

      Alan Patera, who hails from Oregon, came south to California and picked up Alan Hensher; then the two came my way. At the time I was living in Ridgecrest, California. After overnighting with my wife and I, the three of us took off for Death Valley.  Alan was busy researching and photographing for a future edition of WESTERN PLACES, this time centering on the camps of the Funeral Range, which forms the eastern border of east central Death Valley.  Circumstances and changes of our journey lead Alan to plant the seeds of two more future books, this time centering just outside the northernmost section of Death Valley.


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    • Reconnoitering Trips
      Northern Nevada, Southwestern Idaho
      (and a Blip of Southeastern Oregon Thrown in for Good Measure)
      June 19 - 28, 2001

      This is the trip that I consider to be my favorite trip I have ever undertaken.  It had been in the planning stages since the previous December.  Originally, quite a number of people were invited and had semi-committed themselves to come along.  Over time, however, eventually the number of people whose semi-commitments became firm commitments to this trip narrowed to four.  And I was one of them.

      Below, a list of historic locations we visited – in the order that we visited them:

      1. Bodie & Benton Railway, California.
      2. Stillwater, Nevada.
      3. White Cloud City (Coppereid), Nevada.
      4. Unionville, Nevada.
      5. Midas, Nevada.
      6. Spring City, Nevada.
      7. Paradise Valley, Nevada.
      8. Buckskin, Nevada.
      9. National, Nevada.
      10. Delamar, Idaho.
      11. Silver City, Idaho.
      12. Rio Tinto, Nevada.
      13. Pattsville, Nevada.
      14. Aura, Nevada.
      15. Cornucopia, Nevada.
      16. Edgemont, Nevada (from a distance – on private property)
      17. White Rock, Nevada (from a distance – on private property)
      18. Tuscaurora, Nevada.
      19. Dinner Station, Nevada.
      20. Metropolis, Nevada.
      21. Charleston, Nevada.
      22. Jarbidge, Nevada.
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